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Teaching Fireworks Can Torment Some People—Here’s How to Celebrate Respectfully

Fireworks Can Torment Some People—Here’s How to Celebrate Respectfully

For some combat veterans, the Fourth of July is not a time to celebrate the independence of the country they love. Instead, the holiday is a terrifying ordeal. That’s because the noise of fireworks rocks their nervous system. The sounds can be loud and terrifying, and they can remind veterans of war. Daily fireworks have no doubt been interfering with the sleep and peace of mind of thousands of veterans

Arash Javanbakht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University
The Conversation


How can you celebrate with fireworks while being mindful of others?


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